Deerfield AA Group Celebrating 31 Years
Saturday July 21, 2018 – Doors open at 6:30 pm, eat at 7:15 pm, special lead speaker at 8:00 pm.
St. Alphonsus Parish Church
222 Carey St.
Deerfield, MI 49238
Come join in with loads of other grateful recovering alcoholics, and help the Deerfield Helping Hands AA group celebrate 31 years of helping alcoholics to stop drinking. We will have a wonderful chicken dinner, 50/50 raffle, door prizes, please bring a dish to share. A special lead speaker to be announced. Family and friends are welcome. Hope to see you there!
Suppose A.A. falls under sharp public attack or heavy ridicule, having little or no justification in fact. Our best defense in these situations would be no defense whatever – namely, complete silence at the public level. If in good humor we let unreasonable critics alone, they are apt to subside the more quickly. If their attacks persist and it is plain that they are misinformed, it may be wise to communicate with them privately in a temperate and informative way. If, however, a given criticism of A.A. is partly or wholly justified, it may be well to acknowledge this privately to the critics, together with our thanks. But under no conditions should we exhibit anger or any punitive intent.
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What we must recognize is that we exult in some of our defects. Self-righteous anger can be very enjoyable. In a perverse way we can actually take satisfaction from the fact that many people annoy us; it brings a comfortable feeling of superiority.
1. Twelve Concepts, Page 74
2. Twelve and Twelve, Pages 66-67